Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives

Thank you to everyone

As Rural Health Care Initiative pauses to reflect on 2017 we are grateful for many things,  including our many donors and the support they have shown.  Because of  our supporters and their encouragement, RHCI  has mademuch progress this past year.
 RHCI’s major Sierra Leone accomplishments in 2017:

Construction of

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Message from Dr. Paul Allwood at the October 29, 2017 Event

Message from Dr. Paul Allwood at the October 29, 2017 Event

Good evening everyone, it’s an honor to bring you greetings from Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Sophia and I are happy to be back with you and we congratulate RHCI for your success creating an international community of public health practice to improve health care for the people of Sierra

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Pictures from “Opening the Doors”  October 29, 2017

Pictures from “Opening the Doors” October 29, 2017

Here’s a gallery of pictures from our Open the Doors Celebration in October. It features Duniya Drum and Dance and all the wonderful people who came out to support our work. It was a colorful and wonderful event to raise money so we could get the Birth Waiting

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Pictures from Tikonko Fall 2017

Pictures from Tikonko Fall 2017

Here is a gallery of pictures from our work this fall in Tikonko Sierra Leone. The gallery includes pictures of the birth waiting home and new parents with their babies! Make sure to check back often as we’ll be adding more galleries featuring the people and the places

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“Opening the Doors” Celebration Successful

“Opening the Doors” Celebration Successful

With Duniya Drum and Dance entertaining the crowd and getting everyone to dance, the Dinner Event was off to a lively start on October 29th at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. More than 220 RHCI supporters attended and the goal of raising $24,000 to operate the Birth Waiting

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5th Annual Boynton Bowling for RHCI

5th Annual Boynton Bowling for RHCI

On a hot summer night in August 2017, more than 50 people gathered at Elsie’s Bowling in NE Minneapolis to have fun and bowl to support RHCI. With scores ranging from very low to quite respectably high, the bowlers were organized in teams and many wore costumes or

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Dr. Johnson’s work in Sierra Leone

Dr. Johnson’s work in Sierra Leone

This post provides additional information from Dr. Gary Johnson  regarding his experiences in Tikonko during his extended stay, living there in 2016-17. See his bio on the Our Team page.
While in Tikonko last year, Gary was able to follow the building of RHCI’s birth waiting home (BWH) from

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Sarah Cassell Accepts Role of RHCI Board Chair

Sarah Cassell Accepts Role of RHCI Board Chair

At the July 8th RHCI Board meeting, long-time board member Sarah Cassell was voted in as the new chair, taking over from Carol Nelson who will now be the Executive Director.
Sarah has her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Augsburg University and Masters in Leadership and Management from Metropolitan

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Infant kits donated by Presbyterian and Methodist Women in Minnesota

Infant kits donated by Presbyterian and Methodist Women in Minnesota

Over the past three years, Minnesota women, from the Presbyterian and Methodist churches have created baby kits and post-partum kits to ship to Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone.  More than 300 kits have been shipped by barrels to be distributed at three Maternal health posts in Tikonko, Kassama and

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RHCI assists huge bed net campaign in Sierra Leone

RHCI assists huge bed net campaign in Sierra Leone

RHCI’s Outreach Coordinator, Mohammed Kabba, participated in the Sierra Leone Country-wide campaign using the RHCI Motorbike to distribute bed nets, plus albendazole for deworming and Vitamin A to prevent blindness to every family in the Tikonko Catchment area. 
The campaign lasted from May 26 to June 10th. Mr.

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